ROSEBURG, Ore. — Carolyn Kellim’s upper lip snarled to the left at the mention of gun control.
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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he doesn’t want the federal government writing clean water rules for the state and will offer his own regulatory approach to “improve human health” in the near future.
OLYMPIA — Washington residents are spreading their dough around to all the contenders in the wide-open race for president.
For decades, researchers studying preschool have struggled to explain a common finding: While kids who go to preschool arrive in kindergarten better prepared than those who don’t, the reading and math test scores for both groups look about the same by about the time they reach third grade.
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — A man found dead Sunday on an Olympic National Park trail was identified Monday by his wife and his employer as Ken Sugg, 44, of Port Angeles.
A high-tech tool now used on more than 90 percent of U.S. mammograms doesn’t improve breast-cancer detection and may lead to missed diagnoses — all while adding at least $400 million to the nation’s annual health-care tab, a study by investigators in Boston and Seattle has found.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will not seek a new leadership post as House Republicans realign their top spots in the wake of John Boehner’s resignation.
PORT ANGELES — North Olympic Peninsula economic officials were disappointed Monday to learn Royal Dutch Shell will stop exploring for oil in Arctic waters, leaving a question over whether the company would again dock its mammoth Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig in Port Angeles Harbor this winter.
A Toppenish woman may have taken the saying “The pen is mightier than the sword” a bit too literally, according to the Washington State Patrol.
SEATTLE — Raymond Fryberg was found guilty Tuesday of illegally possessing the gun that his son used to shoot five friends at Marysville Pilchuck High School last year.
The slow pace of Puget Sound recovery requires a push from the feds, according to backers of a bill introduced Monday in Congress.
To try and gather constructive input on solving the state’s education funding shortfalls, members of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee will be traveling across the state starting this week.
Learning science by doing it has long been practiced by teachers in K-12 schools. Science educators think it should be more common in college classrooms, too. A story in the academic journal Science Careers describes how “active learning,” as it’s called, is used in some Seattle University classes. The story highlights Vicky Minderhout Thorsell, a Seattle University professor who won a national teaching award in 2011 for the innovative way she teaches biochemistry.
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Park rangers have recovered a body found by hikers Sunday in Olympic National Park and determined the adult male likely died of natural causes, said Barb Maynes, spokeswoman for the park.
OLYMPIA — Evelyn Fielding Lopez, a Tacoma lawyer and former assistant attorney general, was named Tuesday to lead the state agency entrusted with enforcing Washington’s campaign finance laws.